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Tim Lynott named to USA Today Freshman All-American Team

A national honor for CU’s offensive lineman.

NCAA Football: Washington State at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Buffaloes offensive lineman Tim Lynott was named to USA Today’s Freshman All-American team, earning the honor after a solid season in Boulder. He was the highest recruited player in the state of Colorado in 2015 and decided to stay home over a number of top-rated schools.

Lynott became the 13th freshman in CU’s history to start the entire season and was part of two games with quarterbacks who threw for 300 yards and rushing for 100 yards (Steven Montez vs. Oregon, Sefo Liufau vs. Washington State). Colorado’s offense rushed for 200+ yards in a game for the first time since 2002 with Lynott playing a majority of snaps.

The list of 25 players includes four other players from the Pac-12 conference, the most of any conference. Here’s the entire All-American team courtesy of USA Today.



Jalen Hurts, Alabama

Running Back

Mike Weber, Ohio State

Justice Hill, Oklahoma State

Wide Receiver

Demetris Robertson, California

Ahmmon Richards, Miami (Fla.)

Tight End

Isaac Nauta, Georgia

Offensive Line

Jonah Williams, Alabama

Ethan Reed, Louisiana Tech

Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

Tim Lynott, Colorado

Ryan Bates, Penn State


Defensive Line

Brian Burns, Florida State

Ed Oliver, Houston

Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

Joe Dillon, Louisiana-Lafayette


Troy Dye, Oregon

Joe Giles-Harris, Duke

Logan Wilson, Wyoming

Defensive Backs

Clifton Duck, Appalachian State

Xavier Crawford, Oregon State

Jessie Bates, Wake Forest

Taylor Rapp, Washington

Special Teams

Louie Zervos, Ohio

Tom Sheldon, North Carolina

Tony Pollard, Memphis